As we mentioned last edition, these tips are supportive to being our best in preparation for a positive, empowering start to 2016. We can often find ourselves with similar limiting thoughts about the year past or the one coming. Thoughts create the words we use and become actions. Different strategies, ideas and decisions will create something different in our life, if this is what we want. Because, if we always do what we have always done, we will always get what we have always got. It is important to recognise the strategies and thoughts working for us and keep these going whilst also integrating new strategies.


“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

– Socrates


When we feel out of balance generally things around us will be on the wobbly side and could feel we’re on a merry-go-round or chasing our tail. Whatever is happening for us, we can put in small changes and be surprised at the difference.


Deciding the area/s to work on can be a challenge. It could be relationships giving us some upsets, our job, finances or time for health and wellbeing etc. Getting clear on the most important area to gain balance is key.


The Life Wheel is listed below as part of the helpful hints to bring in a balanced platform for 2016. Being clear what we want our 2016 to look like is very important. What would we like to have happen? What do we want our relationships to look like, with our partner, lover, children, parents, siblings, friends etc? Could we let go of some and start a fresh? How would this create balance? Health and wellbeing, what will it look like? In fact, what do we want any of the key pillars to look like in our life? See Life Wheel for pillars.


Get clear with visualisation as we shared in our last edition. Close our eyes, get a very clear picture of it. Feel how it feels, see what is happening inside the picture. Hear what we hear. Breathe it in, nice and deep, seeing, feeling and hearing! Know it is possible.


1. Let it go; let go of having to be right; of expectations, of what we think others ‘should’ do. By letting go of outcomes, frees us up to be ourself, to live core values and beliefs, to be authentic. It is not our business what other people think of us.

There are three businesses in this world, says Byron Katie. “1. God’s business, (out of our control, hurricanes, floods etc.). 2. Your business, (all the stuff belonging to other people) and 3. My business, everything concerning me and nobody else.”

Often we notice; things go wrong, friction is started, arguments happen when we get into other people’s business. When we stay in our own business and let go of expectations, life is much smoother. When this happens, amazing things happen.

How: One small step at a time. Practice letting go when someone…

  • doesn’t do as you would like them to do – Let it Go.
  • is late, lets us down, says something we don’t like – Let it Go.
  • continues to bring up these ill feelings – Let Them Go!

Practice and feel the shift.  Sing ‘Let it Go’ it’s a great tool and inspirational.


2. Be thankful and grateful; we can often get caught up in the ‘busyness of life’. Often we are just busy being busy and not being productive. We all want to strive and grow however, often forget to STOP and appreciate what we have. When we give ourselves permission to stop and allow the reflection, gratitude will shift our state. We become relaxed, we feel we are achieving and grateful for all we have.

How:  Be aware of how we operate. What are we thinking, where are we going, what do we want to achieve? Do we need to have a plan? Plan in some reflection time. Make a cuppa, give permission to sit for 5-10 minutes and give thanks for the morning, afternoon, day we have had.

Write a gratitude journal – start with 3 things for the day (increasing it by one more each time). The more time taken being grateful the more we allow into our life. The more we become consciously grateful and thankful – the higher our vibration goes. The higher our vibration, the better we are to be around. The higher we vibrate the happier and more content we are. We want our life to ROCK, in practicing gratitude our life will rock more. It’s very simple and it starts with ‘5 on purpose minutes’.


3. Be balanced; to be balanced is to be calmer. To be calmer is to be more content and contentment will bring us closer to feeling fulfilment. Our vibration will be higher and we will be interacting differently and in turn things will start to change. We can focus on specific areas by doing the Life Wheel and working slowly on changes.

How: Rate ourselves on the Life Wheel provided. In each key pillar rate the score from 0 (not very good) through to 10 (excellent). Follow the line around, creating a circular curve. At the end of rating each pillar colour the bottom part in. The result will be a wheel. Is it wobbly with some lumps and bumps or is it smooth and balanced? 99.9% of the time we will all have some wobbles in it.




This is a great starting place for change.


We suggest keeping a notebook or journal to keep track of the differences these small tips make in our progress… I’m wondering how it’s working for you?


Continue enjoying the shift and all it’s creating! Wayne Dyer said, ‘Change Your Thinking, Change Your World”. This is in our power and we are in control. We simply need to decide what it is we want to have.


“The key to change is to let go of fear.” 

– Roxanne Cash


Keep connecting here for the remaining 15 tips in preparation for an awesome 2016.


Debbie Hogg

Debbie Hogg  

Debbie Hogg is one of Australia’s leading coaches PCC/APC, is an award winning Coach, Master NLP Practitioner, Speaker, Women’s Retreat Master, Writer, Podcaster, Adventurous Hiker and is The Self-Worth Coach. Debbie is passionate in helping women manage their ‘Inner & Outer’ balance. She is co-creator of Life Skills Programs, assisting parents teach children confidence and resilience. Debbie knows that when we give ourselves permission to fully show up in our life amazing serendipities occur! She is mum to two amazing teenager daughters // www.debbiehogg.com